Title: Assessing progress towards the EU energy efficiency targets using index decomposition analysis
Authors: ECONOMIDOU MARINA
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC106782
ISBN: 978-92-79-71299-9
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 28710 EN
OP KJ-NA-28710-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC106782
DOI: 10.2760/675791
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: To track the real progress towards the energy efficiency targets, this report examines the drivers behind EU energy consumption trends using index decomposition analysis. Energy consumption trends are driven by several factors beyond energy efficiency improvements, including economic activity, demography, lifestyle changes, weather and other factors. These can all have a profound effect in the aggregate energy use, irrespective of the impact of energy efficiency policies and measures. The separation of energy efficiency impacts from structural and activity changes of the economy as a whole is conducted by applying the widely-used Logarithmic Mean Divisia Index (LMDI) methodology to study the aggregated and sectoral energy consumption changes at EU and MS levels.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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